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Maybeshewill - Fair Youth

Joe Marshall
Joe Marshall 28 August 2014 at 15.04

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Leicester post-rockers Maybeshewill return with their fourth album this month. Here's our verdict.

It’s fair to say that post-rock is, by and large, not a genre that’s generally associated with positivity. With that in mind, the fourth album from Leicester’s Maybeshewill is almost relentlessly upbeat, and a pleasant surprise. Huge swathes of the record combine shimmering major key piano with glossy electronic flourishes and scattershot percussion in a genuinely uplifting manner. That this very rarely descends into a more morose affair is testament to the compositional skills of the Leicester five-piece, and while it might leave your average post-rock fan will crave a bit of misery, ‘Fair Youth’ is an undeniably engaging listen.

This review originally appears in issue 191 of Rock Sound. Download the digital edition, order a copy to your door or pick it up in stores now!

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